Welcome to Mingun
A Sagaing–Mingun fee (K3000) is half-heartedly collected on the eastern side of Mingun Paya. In peak season this might be checked at the Mingun Bell.
From November to February, little Mingun can feel overloaded with visitors (especially before 1pm, when most tourist boats return to Mandalay). But drink sellers and oil-painting vendors are easily avoided by walking behind the monuments on the dusty paths to the west. Views from these paths are most attractive in the afternoon, when sunlight illuminates the west-facing side of Mingun Paya.